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. angie, how's the traffic. >> we have one early-morning tieup out of fredericksburg, virginia and looks like it has cleared. this is 95 northbound at route 17. move over to route 395 an show you the commute in to dc. as we take you to 66 lanes are wide open out of gainesville to centreville and beyond and then we are seeing drivers at speed and no fog to deal with this morning, unlike yesterday on 270 out of frederick past 121 to the spur. 95 southbound. we are dealing with construction between 198 and powder mill. we know along the way you will lose part of the right lane and northbound we have construction on the same stretch but we are hearing the lanes are open. back to andrea. >>> a second prince georges county police officer has been suspended in connection with this beating of a university of maryland student captured on videotape last month. the department says its investigating two other officers in the incident. as gary reports it is expanding its investigation to include additional incidents of possible police abuse that same night. >> reporter: in a year's old unruly traditi
stronger maryland. >> reporter: one day after north roll grumman decided to choose virginia over maryland for its headquarters, some say he didn't doing enough. senator barbara mikulski says maryland has fared much better during the recession. >> i think he is going to win because he has shown he can govern during tough times. >> reporter: a recent poll found o'malley leading ehrlich 47% to 44%. that falls in the margin of error. now, granted,ing into ther one of these candidates is going to have too much a problem with name recognition. current governor says it is far too early to place too much importance on polling. >> those things go up and down and i'll let the pundits and radio disc jockeys comment about that sort of process stuff. >> reporter: o'malley is leerily hoping for more up than down looking to avoid the fate of his opponent who lost his first bid for re-election. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 morning news. >>> good morning to you. it is wednesday morning as we get a live look at our nation's capital under a beautiful moon. but temperatures really pretty nippy for this time of year
. the beltway in virginia between braddock road and 66. everything is moving well out there as we look at the realtime graphics or a live look at the interstate making the way from wilson bridge past 95 it is a clear commute. 270 southbound delayed germantown road to 370. next we want you to go to the maps and show you 50 westbound crossing the bay bridge to the beltway. double thumbs up. and finally a little volume building on inbound new york avenue between the times building and bladensburg road. no incidents or accidents at this time. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we get to a story that's just coming in to our information center. montgomery county police are investigating the suspicious death of a dc schoolteacher. the body of 42-year-old brian bets was found in his home on columbia boulevard in silver spring last night. a co-worker found him after he didn't show up for work. police have not said how he died. his body was take on the the medical examiner in baltimore for an autopsy. police are also looking for his suv, which is missing. dc's school chancellor rhee is und
in virginia, those ramps should be reopening at 66 here as we take a live look near the little river, 236 exit and at the mixing bowl. the ramps should be opening about now. on 395 northbound. drivers are moving at speed from the beltway to the 14 t street bridge. and inbound new york avenue, you are clear all the way to the third street tunnel. back to you. >>> just as things appeared heading to back to normal in the skies over europe, another eruption from the volcano in iceland threatens to wreak havoc again. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live from dulles airport with more. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. there's some good news here. europe has started to allow some limited air traffic. in fact today flights took off from amsterdam and moscow, but, and here's the bad news, there is more volcanic ash from an even stronger eruption. scientists say the volcano is strengthening and say a new ash cloud is heading straight to europe which is threatening to keep the runways grounded a sixth straight day. originally it appeared the giant plume was beginning to clea
whether survivors made it into the escape rooms in a west virginia coal mine. rescuers are starting to go down the mine shaft. >>> fighter jets scramble for what appeared to be a threat on united airlines flight last night. a diplomat is accused of causing a major scare. >>> look at the person sitting next to you. chances are really good only one of you will pay any federal income tax this year. although i have to say whoever is sitting next to you at this hour is probably the person you woke up with. >>> breaking news, four rescue teams are ready to go into the coal mine in west virginia to search for four missing miners. it has been almost four days since an explosion killed 25 miners. the air quality inside the mine has been do dangerous for rescuers to look for survivors. it could take them about three hours just to reach the area where the miners might be. >> as we proceed, there will be judgments made about how far they do continue on the rescue efforts, based on the conditions that they run into, and this is always, you know, an activity that we get into in mine rescue. we are hope
miners in west virginia. officials determined that the mine's air is now safe enough to allow crews back in. jay gray has the latest from raleigh county, west virginia. >> reporter: for the third time since monday's explosion an anxious and determined group of rescue members made their way into the upper big branch mine sometime after midnight. >> we'll be in a position this evening or this morning to make a mad dash. >> reporter: carrying four extra oxygen masks the crew will push towards two reinforced safety chambers about five miles inside the mine. experts agree the only way four missing miners could have survived if they made to it these safe havens. >> i hope they will come out alive. >> reporter: as they pray for that miracle they must prepare for the reality of the lives that were lost. today recovery teams will begin the grim task of removing the miners of those who died in the blast. >> it will be a slow process. we got to respect the bodies. i don't have a time frame on it. we'll just try to do it as soon as possible. >> i believe families are relieved and knowing this proces
hanging back well to the west. just now really coming into west virginia, last frame you see there, most of the storms south of columbus and south of pittsburgh, pennsylvania right now. where do we go from here? the area is not under severe thunderstorm watch. that's to the north. we have had a handful of warnings here. could see more, i think, up until 11 cloak p.m. it is really up until 11 cloak or midnight we could see storms and showers probably up until 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. in the morning. we have big changes on the way, sxwrim doreen. big-time cooldown for the weekend. we are going to take a look at the temperatures in a few minutes. >> thanks,ver couldn't. >>> to our top story. murder mystery involving a very popular d.c. school principal. >> brian betts was the principal at shaw middle school. police discovered him dead inside of his silver spring home yesterday. >> news4's pat collins talks with those who knew betts well. pat, what's the latest? >> reporter: the death of a principal. a case of murder. the cause, gunshot. was there any sign of forced entry into the house? >> there w
virginia local act striss gathered in fredericksburg and woodbridge. about 150 tea party activists came to hear mostly republican elected leaders rail against washington. the headliner here is former virginia governor and senator george allen. >> when we see up in washington, these days, are people that are disconnected. they are out of touch. they are about as clueless as hogs looking at a timex watch. >> reporter: it provides sleeg answer for the party activists' anger. november is coming. way my country back. their battle flag, revolutionary era don't tread on me. most say government spending and health care reform drew them to the tea party movement. >> it is time for the silent majority to stand up and say hey, folks, we are here, too. we deserve to be heard also. >> they are not representing me or this country. . when they choose for our laws t be passed, taxes go to abortion, which is murder of children, and they are not listening. they are not listening to anything. they are spending beyond belief. >> reporter: this woman says her biggest concern is the president himself. >> i t
is okay. 95 virginia has a tractor- trailer that jackknifed and lost its rear axle. other than that. this is 95 northbound in virginia, north of the rappahannock river bridge. only one lane gets by to the left. 55 minutes just to get out of fredericksburg. the alternate is not much better. >> brand new video, a fire broke out at a building on georgetown university campus. it happened along the 3700 block of o street in northwest. the details are scarce. >> our top story this morning, two prince george's county police officers are being punished for their role in the video. you saw it first on abc 7. both are serving suspension while the department conducts an internal investigation into brutality claims. this morning we are learning new details about who is officers are. brianne carter is in college park with details. >> good morning. according to the police department, they have identified all the officers involved in the video. so far, two police officers have been suspended. more suspensions may be forthcoming. police said all of the officers involved in the beating at the univer
side, maryland. 39 in springfield and dale city. 37 in manassas. 39 martinsburg, west virginia. when a nice day it will be today. plenty of sunshine today. that's how the irish republican army would say it. 76 degree. >> we have a wrinkle the rush hour. folks coming out of fredericksburg, 95 northbound before you get to -- sorry, north of route 3 before route 17, accident to the left. trackter tiler involved. route 3 to route 1 to 17, back over to i-95. relatively easy. overnight road work, the interchange at quantico should be wrapped up. let's head over to see how we are doing elsewhere. road work on the inner loop. braddock road, few moments ago, flashing lights. they are still out there. >> jerry, thank you. >>> it is now 18 minutes before the top of the hour. why there's suddenly more rest for the weary along virginia's highways. >> search for two missing cousins. why their cell phones could be a crucial clue about what happened to them. >>> a father ar renchlgts cue efforts continue in china following strong earthquakes that struck a mountainous reege original near tibet yester
there because she was there. >> dr. height was born in richmond, virginia on march 24th, 1912. after graduating from new york university with a master's degree in educational psychology, she found the ywca's center for racial justice in 1938. from 1947 until 1956 dr. height was elected the national president of delta sigma sorority and from 1947 to 1998 she served as the president of the national council of negro women. our coverage of the death of dr. dorothy height continues on our website wusa9.com, and of course we will have complete coverage on 9 news now beginning at 5:00 p.m. >>> the district's water and sewer authority is telling residents in some areas not to drink water because of the higher than normal chlorine concentration. the areas affected are bounded by macarthur boulevard on the west, western and eastern avenues on the north, the amtrak railroad tracks on the east, and upshire street on the east side of rock creek and calvert street to observatory circle and w street on the west side of rock creek. >>> banking giant goldman sachs reports it earned $3.3 billion in the first thr
in on the capital beltway until virginia. lots of traffic heading up this way. we have a report of an accident on the inner loop at braddic. that's going to cause delays for folks. on the outer loop looking good. 20 minutes will take you down to 395. a quick check of your commute. back to you. >>> it's official. toyota say it's will pay a penalty but the company is not admitting gilt. the government said they will pay a fine for failing to alert authorities >> it makes a lot of sense sense for their legal position but i think that we all know behind that is okay, we did something wrong and here's our way of trying to make up for it with the united states government. >> toyota's troubles continue to mount. the car company has announced a voluntarily recall of one of its luxury models. the 2010 lexus good 20. they discovered a rollover problem and announced those results last week as well. toyota says a software update should fix the problem. >>> the head of the senate banking committee says reforms in the financial industry are needed to keep firms that are too big to fail from doing damage i
. at a briefing, the governor of west virginia and senator jay rockefeller said they were talking to victims families and urging them to pray to stick together until more information could be learned. >> negotiation knows so everyone is going to cling on to that hope of a miracle. if there is one miracle, two, three, or four miracles, one is of their husband, dad or brother or their son. >> reporter: it's a tragedy that is hard to -- in any form to watch people breathing and to pray and hold out your hand and touch and to reach for somebody's hand when they start to pray and that is part of it. >> the governor knows what he's talking about. in 2006, during the sago mine disaster that killed 49, randall mccloy was pulled from that mine after being in the methane gas environment for 40 hours and the hope, they can start drilling tonight and they can penetrate by 2 or 3 tomorrow. once it's vented out of the mine shaft, they hope to get the teams back in there and gate get answers on who survived and didn't make it out. >> live in west virginia, tom fitzgerald and back to you. >>> predent obama
are fine out of frederick all the way to the split. hey, virginia, what's up on 66. lanes are wide open through gainesville and centreville to inside the beltway. speaking of 495 and 123. not going to be able to access the ramp going northbound. outer loop is checking out fine 95 to 66 and speaking of 95 no delays dumfries to the mixing bowl. back to you. >>> montgomery county police are verdicting whether students at two local schools made and distributed sexually explicit photographs which were told on school grounds. the child pornography scandal involves children at pile middle school and whitman high school. andrea mccarren has more. >> reporter: in the halls of pyle middle school, an ipod touch containing a dozen sexually explicit images of students was a hot commodity. >> some nudity. some of the photos were scantily clad. there wasn't any kind of acts or anything that we know of. >> reporter: a small group of boys allegedly sold access to the still photos and even videos at school for anywhere from 3 to $15. >> most kids at the school have seen the pictures. they were distribute
in virginia, beautiful shot. sun getting ready to set, traffic easing between the 14th street bridge and mixing bowl. back to you. >>> topper has the forecast. maybe a jacket but no hat? >> yeah, no hat. we've stepped back into april. here's your forecast first. for tonight clear skies. you will need a jacket later tonight. it will be chilly, upper 30s in the suburbs. mid-40s downtown. winds light out of the southwest at 5 to 10. temperatures now, still around 0, a couple of -- 60, a couple of 50s here and there. 60 downtown. 60 gaithersburg. also in frederick. when we come back we talk about the 70s. we'll step in may tomorrow. you know what that means, showers. >>> still to come -- carrying on about carry-ons. how congress is fighting the latest airline fees but first, some encouraging news about an industry that brings millions of dollars into our area. >>> good news about the chesapeake bay blue crab population. >> blue crab population is actually roaring back and actually coming back stronger than many ever would have predicted. once decimated, this population is not only reboun
's our next stop, it appears to be smooth sailing from father hurley to the smith. next we have virginia 66 heading eastbound. you are clear through manassas to centreville. we are watching 395 northbound. drivers are moving at speed past duke street and the pentagon in to dc, crossing the 14th street bridge and we will wrap it up with a report of an accident going northbound on 95 at the fairfax county parkway exit. andrea, back to you. >>> students at dc's shawn middle school are returning to class for the first time since their principal was found murdered in his home last thursday. montgomery county detectives have been working the case throughout the weekend. kristin fisher is live outside of the school with more. >> reporter: officials have been keeping quiet in the investigation of the death of brian betts. they have spent hours combing the house for clues but the break was on saturday morning when police found principal brian betts' suv parked behind a children's ministry. his vehicle was discovered by this neighbor. >> i noticed the vehicle and asked one of my neighbor's whose v
southbound, things are slowing down from 118 germantown road to 370, no incidents. 66, hey, virginia, heading eastbound looks like your delay between 234 and route 28 and route 50 to 123. 495 in virginia. we take it to the maps and show you the wilson bridge to the american legion. nice, green and clean. we are moving at speed. construction is completely out of the way. 395, it is a slow ride from duke to seminary. all right crossing the bridge so far. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we begin with the latest on the crisis in overseas travel. we have learned in the last 90 minutes england will send out the royal navy to retrieve people stranded by the volcano in iceland. thick ash is keeping flights growned across europe. government leaders are meeting to decide whether to reopen air face space. it poses a risk to aircraft. airlines have done tests and say things are safe. they are facing pressure from the thousands of people now stuck in airport terminals for nearly a week. >>> more than a dozen international flights out of dulles airport were cancelled on sunday and will be probably
week. >> good to be back. it was cold this morning. scattered frost through central virginia and the central shenandoah valley all melted off quickly. now with the bright april sun, a beautiful blue sky. live view from the sky watcher camera. temperatures into the 50s now and it's in the low to mid 50s not only in washington but prince george's county, arlington, montgomery counties into the mid 50s. it's cooler right on the bay where there's a bit of a breeze on the bay, especially on the eastern side. winds making it feel quite chilly there. inland well into the 50s. the mountains bottomed out in the 30s there this morning. mid 50s throughout much of virginia and southeastern virginia. mid 50s. a clear sky will be with us throughout the rest of the day with high pressure over the region. so a sunny mild afternoon, not as breezy as it was over the weekend. still a bit of a blustery wind out of the northwest as highs climb into the mid 60s. we'll look at the weekend coming up in a few minutes. barbara. >> thank you. >>> and now steve hirschhorn has an update on our midday tra
, virginia. no arrests have been made. >>> tomorrow students at one d.c. school will head back to class for the first time since their principal was murdered. brian betts was found shot to death in his silver spring home. he was a popular principal at d.c.'s shaw middle school. grieving students will head back to class this week. they found his suv on 4th street in southeast. witnesses say they saw four young men running from that vehicle but so far police have not made any arrests or named any suspects. >>> we're following another big story tonight. soot and ash are still spewing miles into the air from the volcano in iceland. it's forced airports from ireland to ukraine to close. 20,000 more flights were canceled today stranding millions of travelers all over the world. here in our area at dulles international airport, hundreds of passengers are frustrated. as fox 5's karen gray houston tells us, they just want to get home. >> reporter: some of these passengers stranded at the marriott this is as close to a plane they're going to get for now and possibly the next few days. it was a mi
. >>> we start in west virginia where hope is fading but it is still there that rescue crews will be able to get back into the upper big branch mine and find four missing west virginia miners alive. the search teams got the all clear and made a mad bash back inside. yesterday they got within 500 feet but forced to turn back because of dangerous gas levels and fears of possibly another explosion. one of two injured miners who survived has been released by the hospital. the ap reports he's not talking to anyone this morning. give us a sense of how optimistic they are as they get set to go back into the mine and look for the four missing mine re rers. >> reporter: they are still hopeful. keep in mind we're at hour 6 since the fatal blast in naoma, west virginia. these men should have made it by this point to the long wall. section 22, this is this 2,000 foot stretch of wall deep inside this coal mine where the rescue teams believe three of the four missing miners are located and also where they've been honing in on this rescue chamber. as everyone been repeating, if there's any hope of survi
virginia. here's a look at the satellite. the last of the rain showers long gone now across the southeastern tip of virginia, northeast north carolina moving away from us. so we do have really thick fog this morning, primarily from frederick, maryland to the northern virginia piedmont, that will last through 9:00 or 10:00, then plenty filled with sunshine our skies will by later on this afternoon. high temperatures today upper 50s to low and mid-60s so a hint cooler than average. but the big time warm-up returns for thursday and friday. jerry, over to you. >> all right, chuck. good morning. let's see how we're doing. some areas shrouded by fog, this is 95, north from lorton. the visibility pretty decent to the capital beltway. along i-270, plenty of fog as you make the trip south to germantown and south, so be aware of it. some of that fog you come up on it rapidly with little notice. folks you can see slamming on brakes, be cautious. >> good morning to you, thank you. >> good morning, jerry. shocking new developments regarding the firing of hundreds of d.c. teachers. six mo
asking for your help to find the suspect. he said to be driving a 1999 silver acura with virginia tags, xks-1522. >>> classes will resume at eastern high school in the district after a fire. about 100 firefighters battled that blaze in the 1700 block of east capital street northeast sunday afternoon. the fire destroyed a rubberized roofing material that crews were laying down. investigators say the fire started on the roof of one of those buildings that was undergoing renovation. it appears to be accidental. investigators are trying to find out what sparked the fire. a few workers were inside and got out safely. firefighters were called to this restaurant fire in prince george's county. the fire broke out at the mid-atlantic seafood just after 1:30 sun afternoon. fire and smoke were seen coming from the roof when firefighters arrived. the restaurant was evacuated. no injuries reported. the cause of that fire remains under investigation. >>> we're following breaking news from new york city. more than 250 firefighters battle a seven alarm fine a high rise building on manhattan's lower ea
. through central virginia and into the central shenandoah valley, temperatures a couple degrees above freezing. lower valleys may have patchy frost. right around washington no frost. mid 40s in prince george's county, montgomery, fairfax counties now in the low 40s. low 40s northern shenandoah valley and around the panhandle of west virginia and eastern shore. view from space shows a clear skies here and we'll have lots of sunshine this morning and by later on this afternoon we should be warming up into the mid 60s with a diminishing wind. it's been blustery over the weekend. likely we'll make it into the mid 40s by dawn tomorrow. should be clear. and then a mostly sunny day on tuesday. again, highs reaching mid 60s and then on wednesday, we'll have morning lows in the upper 40s. afternoon highs mid 60s. quite a bit of cloudiness on wednesday. a small chance of a few sprinkles and partly sunny. highs mid 60s. let's check on traffic for this monday morning. how is it looking? >> welcome back, tom. let's look at the inner loop from the american legion bridge to i-270 overnight road work
, west virginia. the chaplain: father, we ask you to strengthen the courage of the representatives and congress. sent here men and women to do what a right. make it plain, father. we lease the same wisdom that brought these 50 states together to form this great united states of america. allow it to fall fresh among this great governing body as they make decisions affecting over 300 million americans. father, at this time we join our hearts, minds and spirits for our fellow miners in west virginia who have suffered a great loss in the midst of tragedy. out of the depths of our pressing need, praying that i will draw near onto us during this dark hour of time in jesus name, amen. the speaker: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house her approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from alabama, mr. griffith. mr. griffith: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, i
. story in virginia will be northbound i-95 at rappahannock. you will find some traffic is squeezing through there single file to the left. already about a mile and a half backup trying to make your way through fredericksburg. traveling closer in to the beltway, no problems to report leaving newington and springfield headed up onto 395. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> we are following several developing stories from overseas this thursday morning. ash clouds from an erupting volcano in iceland disrupting air travel in northern europe notch flights are allowed in british air space and airports in scotland are closed. the united states has frozen most trans-atlantic flights n iceland, ash isn't the only problem. there is all flooding because the volcano is now erupting into a glacier sending water gushing down the mountain side. >>> in rush yitzhak rabin the foreign ministry has said that all u.s. adoptions of russian children have been suspended. this is fallout from the case of that tennessee woman who sent her adopted 7-year-old son back to moscow alone on a plane.
in the river. >>> people in central virginia may have felt the earth sway last night. geologists say that the richmond area was hit with a magnitude 2.3 earthquake. the u.s. geological survey says that it struck at 12:12 a.m. and centered 15 miles west-northwest of ashland. there were no injuries and there are no reports of damage. >>> and wow, what a day it is out there today. >> everything is in bloom. including that pollen popping out there. in fact, it will feel more like summer. pretty darned soon, veronica joins us with your first forecast. >> that it will. and for the evening here, it is going to continue to be nice across the area. if you have been putting off that evening walk or the evening jog because it has been too chilly for you, get out there this evening. take a look. they will morning we started out in the 30s and 40s. 32 degrees in manassas. centreville, too. starting out right at the freezing mark. ft. belvoir, 34. we were in the low 40s around the district. but -- with the sunshine today, wind out of the west, we have gotten up to the 70s. first day this woke. fin
quiet with one notable exception, the roadwork in virginia i-95 southbound. we lose the right lane headed south through lorton and woodbridge, backup beginning in newington. the hov lanes are configured for the northbound flow and within the hour, vdot should flip over. route 1 as an alternate would certainly be a good idea. let's head over and check out 270 northbound/southbound, doing okay. a report of a vehicle fire up here near 118 in germantown. the fire department came, so far they haven't found anything but we'll keep a watch on and let you know. barbara, back to you. >> all right, jerry. thank you. >>> our time, 11:10. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused smoke to fill the cockpit of a plane that left dulles airport bound for washington state. united flight 9 t 17 took off around 5:00 last night and was headed for seattle but two hours into the flight it had to make an emergency landing in sioux falls, south dakota. for some reason, the cockpit had filled up with smoke, the plane landed safely and no one was hurt. we spoke to one passenger, though, who w
. >>> still ahead, safety on the rails, the governor's of maryland, virginia and d.c. afraid of the metro system. what they're planning to do. >>> coming up, local researchers found a way to speed up the detection of dangerous organisms, buying time that could save lives. >>> lucky to be alive. the freak accident, a horse managed to survive. >>> it's a sunny, mild, calm afternoon, things can change. get your updated forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> a series of mistakes by a california couple ends with the baby dead in the car. they left the baby in the car for 13 hours because each thought the other brought the baby inside. they found the baby, it was 78 degrees outside but the heat inside the car was must worse. >>> a horse in tennessee is a walking miracle. a horse returned home after being impaled by a tree limb. after several surgeries, he was allowed to go home to his own barn. >> a new tool to fight bio terrorism is tested and it could save lives by saving crucial time. it's won. >>> a sampling device. >> it works rapidly, it takes on the order of 30 minutes to identify a
a preliminary briefing today on the west virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 miners. inspections of over 200 mines in west virginia have been ordered by governor joe manchin. he wants miners to help with the safety inspections. and he wants to honor the victims of the april 5th accident by pausing mine production tomorrow. >>> democrats and republicans are squaring off over the president's new plan to protect taxpayers in the case of another major bank failure. after talks in the white house, republicans ripped into the bill, saying it would protect big banks, hurt small banks and guarantee more taxpayers footing of the bill. >> an unfettered market, where people are taking huge risks and expecting taxpayers to bail them out when things go sour is simply not acceptable. >> it's a bill that actually guarantees future bailouts of wall street banks. >> to bailout or not to bailout. >> the new season of bailouts. >> back door bailouts. >> the bill could make its way to the senate floor as early as next week. so, how would it keep an eye on banks and help protect taxpayers? here's our jon kar
:30 at in oakton, virginia. >>> maryland senator ben cardin is one of six lawmakers on captiol hill trying to stop spirit airlines from charging for carry-on bags. spirit says that the airline -- or cardin says the airlines are just trying to get around paying taxes by shifting costs to passengers. spirit wants to start to charge $45 at the gate for any carry on bag that does not fit under the passenger's seat. people that we spoke to at reagan national airport were surprised. >> it is criminal. why would anyone want to fly with this airline? >> it is another hidden charge to the passengers. so i think it is silly. i try to pack in my carry on and i would be unhappy if an airline tried to charge me for that. >> reporter: spirit says it lowered the fares to counterbalance the carry on charge and adds many customers will actually end up paying less. >>> this is the time of the year when just about everyone is doing some spring cleaning and the phoebe elementary school in hurst park will help you. on saturday you can take unwanted electronics, audio cassettes, cell phones and other devices to the sch
for the mine industry. this comes on the heels of an explosion that killed 29 miners in west virginia last week. the president received a preliminary report on the disaster today. he warned mining companies that safety should be first in their daily activities. >> owners responsibility for the conditions in the mines should be held accountable for the decisions they made and preventive measures they failed to take. >> west virginia's governor wants the miners in the state to show up for work to do safety checks of the mines. investigators who find safety violations will decide whether to evacuate or close the mines until they are fixed. upper big branch was cited four times this year for violations that may have caused the explosion. >>> the families of two western maryland coal miners who died in 2007 are seeking $8 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. the families filed the complaint today. the defendants include tristar mining incorporated. mining engineers and safety training expert and the mine land's owner. the men were crushed to death beneath thousands of understand the of rock when the
a surprise stop off in her first solo international trip. >>> and west virginia governor calling for an independent investigation into the deadly mine explosion. >>> and coming up next, the district looking to raise parking fees and fines to raise much-needed revenue for the city. officials say it's to help encourage good driving but triple-a said it's unfair. lon anderson from triple-a atlantic will join us to explain that view. time now 7:11. it's 45 degrees.  [ female announcer ] hurry! get to the jcpenney lowest prices of the season sale! and for jcp rewards members only: earn a $10 reward certificate for every 50 you spend, $20 for every 100, and $30 for every 150 -- no limits! plus, don't miss doorbusters. discover how low low can go with $4.99 junior's tops and 60% off st. john's bay polos for him. classic towels are just $2.99. and all kids' swimwear is 55% off. go to jcp.com to see everything on sale. jcpenney. the risk-takers. the visionaries. the entrepreneurs... who put it all on the line to build and run their own businesses. at at&t, we know something
safety standards at coal mines in the wake of the west virginia tragedy. and the owners of that mine feeling not a bit guilty decide to criticize the president. that's next. s the pizza guy! and baby, he was messy. come on. you said you bought a digiorno. but the pizza came with cheesy breadsticks. breadsticks? i guess there was a pizza guy. yes there was... me. ( laughs ) new digiorno pizza & breadsticks. unbelievable fresh-baked taste, now with a full order of soft, cheesy breadsticks. taste. believe. it's not delivery. it's digiorno pizza & breadsticks. she found the box. maybe 'cause you left it right on the counter. >>> the lingering issue following president obama's speech on his vision for nasa may be this. will the president rightly or wrongly be saddled with the title of the president who ended manned space flight? even though the president's long-term plan does not call for that. in the fourth story on the "countdown," the strategies and aspirations of the space program under the current president, buzz aldrin joins me in a moment. president obama, the first sitting preside
are okay all the way down to the spur. moving to virginia. 66 eastbound. the trip seems to be moving well past route 50 to the capital beltway. 395 northbound also keeping an eye on this from duke street to the 14th street bridge. that road is checking out incident and accident free. it is pretty much smooth sailing. 95 northbound before that, drivers are at speed between the prince william parkway to the fairfax county parkway and beyond on to 395. back to andrea. >> a second officer from prince georges county police has been placed under suspension for the beating of a university of maryland student caught on tape last month. 9 news now reporter alex trevino has more. >> reporter: for years university of maryland students celebrated on route 1 after a big basketball win. this year that celebration got out of hand. police have seen in riot gear beating student jack mckenna charging him with assault. prosecutors have since dropped the charges and suspended two officers after the video surfaced. >> we believe we have identified all of -- all of the officers seen in the tape using force. >>
virginia. greensboro, charlotte. just approaching charleston, west virginia. and by tomorrow morning, we will see light rain in the region. and on and off during the day tomorrow. most of this will pass across virginia. we'll be in the northern fringe of that, seeing some rain in our area, tomorrow afternoon. into the evening hours. before it clears out late tomorrow night. look at temperatures. still another mild day. our normal high is 66, 67. that's where we are right now. 66, 68 in washington. a little more sun, south of d.c. 62 in oakland. not too bad out there. and 57 off the water. cooling down in ocean city. still very dry. dew point is down to mid-30s. clouds coming down late tonight. we're going to have to get moist before we see the rain coming down. winds very, very light. they have been out of the south and southwest. here's that little system over portions of northern virginia. it's heading across the carolinas with the rain. now it's in the western carolinas. southwestern virginia getting light rain. all of this is moving off to the east/northeast. just south of washington
in west virginia today. >> so no other family member, no other minor will go through what we had to in door in our state. >> the chairman of a congressional panel that oversees mine safety released a list of 48 mines that could face safety violations. 21 of them are there, in west virginia. >>> a bill to extend unemployment benefits is back on track in the senate. democrats hope to passed the measure later today. the bill would extend payments to thousands of people who have had unemployment benefits run out. republicans have been blocking the pan over concerns on how to pay for it. >>> first lady michelle obama is spending a second day yen mexico. she hosted a roundtable discussion involving a group of young leaders. >>> flights to parts of europe have been grounded. a volcano that erupted in iceland yesterday has created a giant ash cloud. that cloud drifted up to 50,000 feet which is the altitude at that major jetliner's flight. flights to london and the rest of europe have been canceled this morning. >> if it is injected into an engine, it could affect performance and cause a
here on msnbc. now to the last chance rescue for four missing miners in west virginia. if the workers made it to a refuge chamber the supplies would be dwindling at this point. right now rescuers in west virginia are in a stand by mode. crews had entered into the mine before dawn but then dangerous gas levels forced an evacuation. nbc news' brian mooar is in naoma, west virginia for more on this. what are the chances of them getting back into the mine before darkness tonight? >> well, ed, they're really hoping to get back in right around 7:00 this evening when we're going to get another briefing but officials were very frank about it. those crews were angry when they were yanked out of that mine. to give you an idea of how close this was they have a sort of threshold of 5% of a buildup of explosive gases before they had to get out. it got to 5.4%. they told the crews to double time it out of there. they really did not want to do that. just like all these families who have been waiting for some measure of closure they really wanted to get in there and they got so close, they got within
york this afternoon, allowing the rain in northern texas by the way. west virginia,west virginia, and across the region overnight, behind it the breeze to the northwest. low pressure over california will force the cooler air into the region. snow across michigan this afternoon and they had snow still going on across western maine and the higher elevations of new hampshire this afternoon. temperatures in washington were in the upper 20s with moderate snow this afternoon. yeah, here's the front getting ready to go through the region. to the north and west, it may be at 100-miles or so. clearing up nice. decent day. seeing clouds from time to time. it will be breezy and a lot cooler today. maybe getting up to around 60. not a bad day really, but cooler than we have seen. northwest winds up to 25 knots. there will be a small craft advisory on the bay tomorrow. the sunrise, 6:27. you will probably see that at 7:46. overnight tonight, more showers, and maybe a rumble of thunder or two. 5 a by morning -- 55 by morning. tomorrow, clouds and chilly compared to what we saw. 61 the high fo
marks the third anniversary of the deadly shooting spree at virginia tech. the gunman killed 32 classmates and faculty. many of the students who were attending the blackburg school at the time of the attack are poised to graduate next month. the school honored survivors at the memorial site. >>> the son of murdered holocaust museum guard participated in a national day of remembrance ceremony today at the u.s. capital. steven jones jr. was given the honor of holding the light as memorial candles were lit. today marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp. world war ii veterans and holocaust survivors were also on hand. >>> investigators say they have developed an important piece of evidence in the murder of virginia tech students, morgan harrington. her remains were found on a farm four months after disappearing from a concert. recently completed testing has determined that a t-shirt found in charlottesville in november belong to harrington. authorities are urging anyone with information in the case to come forward. >>> two georgetown university mainten
." i want to get right to this newest attempt to rescue four missing miners in west virginia, because i hate to say it hit another snag. officials say rescuers encountered dangerous levels of gases underground so had to turn back. they delayed their search three days thus far so crews could drill holes to ventilate the toxic gases. the director of homeland security says it will be at least five hours before workers can try to return to the mine. the rescuers are hoping to find the four men and retrieve the bodies, too, of 18 other miners known to have died in that blast. earlier, here's the thing, a woman who lost -- think about this. her son, her brother and nephew in the explosions spoke to john roberts on our sister network, cnn. and says her son left letters for his girlfriend one day before the accident that seemed to have foreshadowed his death. >> if anything happens to me, i'll be looking down from heaven at you all. i love you, take care of my baby. tell her that daddy loves her. she's beautiful, she's funny. and just take care of my baby girl. and said jennifer, i love you. >>
elected leaders and speakers. not so in virginia where politicians have embraced the party activists. more on that at 6:00. >> we will see you then. julie, thank you. the tea party movement burst on the scene a year ago. according to the latest "new york times"/cbs news poll 18% of americans identify themselves as tea party supporters. those supporters tend to be republican. however tea party members generally hold more conservative views on a range of issues than republicans. according to this survey. they are more likely to describe themselves as very conservative. and president obama as very liberal. and while most republicans say they are dissatisfied with washington, taertd supporters are more likely to classify themselves as angry. >>> utah senator hatch says that he will block a bill that would give doost a voting member of congress if lawmakers do not change a provision that involves his state. that provision would grant utah an additional seat in the house but hatch does not like the way the new members would be elected under the current bill. it allows every citizen of utah to vo
60 there and western maryland, eastern shore now, the low 60s, low 60s across southern virginia and into the carolinas. now, as we take a look at the view from space over the last 24 hours, we have seen the storm system cranking up here in the central part of the rockies and out ahead of that we may get some severe weather. this is a large storm system that's going to be advancing to the east, and it'll be sort of tracking right on top of us and then stall out here for the weekend and into the first part of next week. as that happens, it will give us some rain. it appears for saturday and sunday and into the first part of next week. well, let's take a look at the closer view. we have seen this storm system we had with the rain yesterday exiting off to the east. and as we go forward now, the futurecast over the next 12 to 24 hours shows just a few clouds around this afternoon as we get a weak front coming through. during the day on friday, a few clouds and here comes some rain from that storm system in the midwest. that will likely be arriving during the day on saturday. for the
at the west virginia coal mine could have been prevented. investigators say last week's explosion at the upper big branch mine may have been the result of a build up of methane gas mixing with coal dust and the mine saw a major spike in safety violations. 29 miners were killed in the explosion. president obama is now urging con res to -- congress to strengthen mine safety laws to make sure this doesn't happen again. governor joe manchin issued an executive order to halt operations today to honor those who died. >>> and today is the third anniversary of the massacre at virginia tech. today students, staff and members of the community will hold a candle lit ceremony as the blacksburg, virginia, campus where a memorial has been erected to honor the victims. >>> apparently there was outrage in the bush administration showing a terror suspect being water boarded. back in 2005 the c.i.a. director agreed to destroy the videos. apparently white house counsel harriet miers was extremely angry to find out about it. place are investigating whether any crime was committed. >>> well a local school district
of the west virginia tragedy. and the owners of that mine feeling not a bit guilty decide to criticize the president. that's next. >>> the lingering issue following president obama's speech on his vision for nasa may be this. will the president rightly or wrongly be saddled with the title of the president who ended manned space flight? even though the president ae's long-term plan does not call for that. in our fourth story, the strategies and aspirations of the space program under the current president. buzz aldrin joins me in a moment. president obama, the first sitting president to visit kennedy space center in 12 years, not only laid out his plan today, but addressed his critics. the president said he was 100% committed to the mission of nasa and its future. >> some have had harsh words for the decisions we've made, including some individuals who i've got enormous respect and admiration for. the bottom line is nobody is more committed to manned space flight, to human exploration of space than i am. but we've got to do it in a smart way. and by 2025 we expect new spacecraft designed
-quarter mile. but it's mostly in the rural areas of maryland and virginia where the visibilities are down to near zero to a quarter of a mile. right now, the temperatures are in the low 50s and 40s in the shenandoah valley, 40 there, 52 in washington. and the last of that rain from yesterday is now pulling off the coast. we have a clear sky over the fog and after the fog dissipates by midmorning, we'll have lots of sunshine and afternoon highs should climb into the low 70s. s there just a slight chance of an isolated thundershower later on or a shower this afternoon, only a small chance. tomorrow, mostly sunny in the morning, a few clouds in the afternoon. saturday and sunday rain is possible. jerry, good morning. how's the thursday traffic. >> good. morning to you, obviously. as mentioned, the fog is going to be an issue. as we head on out, take a live look at this is the approach to the american legion bridge. let's go over to virginia and see how we're doing over there. a changeable situation, some areas not experiencing any fog, others socked in this morning. we'll keep you updated. t
virginia now have the grim task of recovering the nine remaining bodies inside the upper big branch mine. two separate crews made their way inside the mine this morning and a team of federal investigators is arriving today to try to start to figure out what in the world caused that deadly explosion last week. some of the 29 men killed in the blast have been buried. president obama ordered u.s. flags in west virginia to be flown at half staff in honor of those miners. and west virginia's governor is asking people from all across the country to observe a moment of silence today at 3:30 p.m. eastern time. >>> in about two hours, we'll find out whether nfl star ben roethlisberger will face charges in an alleged sexual assault. last month, a 20-year-old college student accused him of sexually assaulting her at a nightclub in millageville, georgia. "in session's" jean casarez joins us with all the latest. you've been following all the angles, making as many phone calls. what do you know about this? >> this all alleged to have happened in the early morning hours of march 5th. and ben roethlisbe
for appliances starts today in maryland and coming soon to virginia and then the district. we'll take a closer look at how this all works coming up this morning. >> we'll find out more in a minute. >>> right now let's find out about the forecast for today and the fog out there. >> good morning to both of you. the fog is the lead story this morning as far as the weather goes. it is very dense in some areas. you can barely see in front of you and because of that we have a dense fog advisory in place. some of my coworkers this morning describing it as the worst fog they've seen in quite sometime. so all of the areas under a dense fog advisory until 9:00 and visibility down to a quarter mile in much of the region and less. i mentioned on my drive to work, and that was extremely early, i could only see about 30 feet in front of me at some locations. so it's pretty thick out there. here is a look at the current teams at the airport. 52 at reagan national. 49 at dulles. 47 at bwi marshall. a look at sat-rad will show you we have improving conditions. after we get this fog out of the way, we'll have a
stupak. going to be going back to the mine site in west virginia. four miners still down there somewhere. still unaccounted for. rescuers now have had another setback. they have had to retreat for their own safety. also, a story a lot of people talking about yesterday. tiger woods. what he did yesterday was really reminded everybody why he got famous in the first place. long before he was ever emfa miss by playing golf and playing it well. he is taming the masters. you have been there before on a plane in a theater and there is a kid behind you kicking the back of your seat. what do you do? we will tell you what one woman did and why she is now possibly facing some charges. >>> the news, bart stupak is saying he will not seek re-election. it is no you law. for some, it is a liability. they would say as well. this is a seat democrats were hoping to hold on to. now, many are thinking it might be in jeopardy now that bart stupak, who again, a lot of people would give him a whole lot of credit for allowing that health care to pass after he made a deal in allowing that particular executive or
, virginia, 49 degrees. baltimore is at 51. hagerstown, 48. and in culpeper it is 43 degrees at this hour. here is what we're looking at for today. partly sunny skies, temperature right around normal. our average high for today 69 degrees. we're looking for a high of about 70 degrees today so not bad. i'll give you details about the weekend and when we expect to see rain showers and thunderstorms coming up in just a little bit. right now let's get a check on traffic with lauren demarco. i'll do the weather and you can do the traffic. >>> things looking good in montgomery county. earlier there were delays out of frederick, things looking better there but we still do have delays with volume past germantown. we have this heavy volume through silver spring on the outer loop. we had reports of an accident on new hampshire avenue. nothing checked out there. your travel lanes should be open, just volume delays leaving college park through silver spring. also watch for an accident southbound georgia avenue leaving the beltway and delays southbound connecticut as well as you leave the beltway. and
and we should see -- you can see toward west virginia, plenty of clear skies. we should be in for a mostly sunny day and warm. temperatures will jump into the 70s and top out in the low 80s. well off to the north and west, the cold front that gets in here tonight, that will give us a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 6:00 or 7:00 tonight and then cooler and drier for the weekend. i'll have more details on that in a couple of minutes. but for today, becoming mostly sunny and warm. breezy as well with high temperatures about 82 degrees. get out and enjoy that one. that's a look at the forecast. let's get to julie wright with the latest on-time traffic this morning. good morning. >>> good morning to you tucker barnes. we have a serious incident up in baltimore, south of town, we have received word that there is a tanker truck partially hanging over a bridge on pennington avenue. which used to be approach to the key bridge, we're told there is a tanker truck hanging over an embankment, sky fox is en route. on the south side of baltimore. not a heavily traveled road b
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